j p overholser elected sterling supervisor 1895

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j p overholser elected sterling supervisor 1895 - I HE RlN9 E,ULE Elected Sterling'* James P....
I HE RlN9 E,ULE Elected Sterling'* James P. Ovarbolsor Supervisor. Unless a inun has the stamp of the leaders of the little ring-, dubbed thfe Republican part}- of Sterling-, unless it gives its approval to a man for an office in this city it appears that a man's chances are exceedingly slirn. He may be a man fitted with all the attributes, but lacking the endorsement he is buried neath bossiam. It is a shame that it Is so, but nevertheless it is. Chicago wrested yesterday twixt right and wrong, Sterling proud little city did the same and was worsted. A man supremely superior by every token, a leader and so recognized by the members of the county legislative body, one in whom no fault was found save his party', ia dumped out Into the breach by a gang of politicians. Yes, dumped out to satisfy a morbid eagerness on the part.of a few men to rule. Party used as a screen, ablindjpoke Into which the thoughtless rush. The run that had their beak clipped through the county can still ring their desires at home. : Much of this headlong plung into the wake of a bell wether is the fact so many of our younger men are Republicans, and believe they would do a wrong if they deviate from the line the older ones lay down. It is not their fault, but such a stampede is detrimental to good government. Our older, more conservative men do not do it.. Take George Shuler, H. S. Street and others we might name, and they weigh: the fitness of things and the fitness of the man and then exercise their rights. But, James P. Overholser is our supervisor for the coming year. He is a clean man, a good business man, though crude in official matters. He will be handicapped for a lack of experience, but he will persist in getting familiar. We do not believe in moping along for a month or two after an .election if it don't happen to go our way; we believe in throwing our disappointment to the winds. Mr. Sanborn was our choice, because we honestly believed .that he was the more capable,' but as a second choice Mr. Overholaer' suits' us fully- as well as any- man we could name. Mr. Overholser will have our aid now, and if anybody felt raw with defeat let them bind it up with a charitable feeling toward the newly elected. .' The result of the township election Is as follows: EepulUcTfi. Supervisor—J. P. Overholser, G17. Assistant Supervisor—Charles A. Wetherbee, 845. Town Clerk—Charles T. Mack, 659. : Assessor—Jonathan A. Morgan, 1025. Collector—Joseph Mann, 834. Road Commission er—AnsonH. Brauer, 902. Independent. Supervisor—W, A. Sanborn, 539. Town Clerk—John Teats, 387. Collector—Daniel Barling, 159; Dundon, 102. Total number of votes polled, 1150. " The old cemetery trustees, Messrs. Niles,Street and Birdsall,were re-elected; It was evident that no one wanted it and that fevr thought it. of ^enough importance to even fill out the names. All told the highest vote cast for any one man was twenty-five, and fully twenty-five different names were on the tickets. The judges and clerks concluded their count at eleven o'clock last night. a

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  1. Sterling Daily Gazette,
  2. 03 Apr 1895, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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